Drew Jackson’s Powder Alert: Powder Expected Late this Week
The weather pattern is improving! Significant new snow is likely this week in the mountains all across Oregon.
Between now and Wednesday, there will be several inches of new snow… but the snow level will be a little higher than I’d like to see it. It’ll bounce around between 3,000 and 4,500 feet over the next couple days. While that’s low enough to allow the precipitation to fall as snow at all of our Oregon ski areas, the temperatures will be 27-33 degrees… which means that the new snow will be a little wet & heavy. The heaviest snow through Wednesday is likely to be in the central Oregon Cascades (Hoodoo, Bachelor, Willamette Pass.)
Beginning later Wednesday, the situation will improve. My POWDER ALERT is for WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. The snow level will lower – down to 1,500 feet by Friday morning – so the snow quality will improve with ski area temperatures in the teens to mid 20s. There should be 8-15″ of new snow (at all ski areas) from later Wednesday through Thursday… and this will be on top of the several inches of wetter snow that is expected to fall before Wednesday. Lastly, there won’t be much wind with the storms this week… so there won’t be much blowing or drifting snow this time around. Just deep powder spread evenly throughout the ski areas.
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